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James Brown, Min. of New North Parish, Edinburgh

Birthplace: Abercorn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Brown and Elizabeth Brown
Husband of Marion Tod
Father of Robert Brown of Kirklands, WS; James Brown, Min. of Newbattle and Marion Brown
Brother of Charles Brown; Isobel Brown; Margaret Williamson Brown; David Brown; Henrietta Brown and 10 others
Half brother of Charles Brown and Isobel Brown

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Rev. James Brown

Biographical Summary

"James Brown, bapt. 17th Dec. 1724, youngest son of John B., min. of Abercorn ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (27th April 1742) ; licen. by Presb. of Perth 23rd July 1745 ; ord. to Melrose 10th Feb. 1748; trans, to New Greyfriars 9th July 1767 ; trans, and adm. 24th Nov. 1768 ; Moderator of the General Assembly 22nd May 1777; died 6th May 1786. He took a great interest in the improvement of the translations and paraphrases of sacred Scripture, and was appointed, 28th May 1776, convener of the Assembly's Committee, whose selection, approved of 1st June 1781, came into general use. He marr.

(1) 3rd June 1748, Helen (died 4th June 1754), third daugh. of Captain Lawrence Drummond, and had issue:

  • John, born 7th April 1749, died 4th Aug. 1757
  • Katharine, born 19th April 1750, died 9th Nov. 1752
  • Elizabeth, born 26th Sept. 1751, died 7th May 1764
  • Helen, born 5th Feb. 1753 (marr. 12th June 1777, William Somerville, merchant, Glasgow)
  • Mary, born 7th May 1754 (marr. John Pattison, advocate)

(2) 13th Nov. 1755, Marion (died 3rd Oct. 1786), daugh. of Robert Tod, merchant, Edinburgh, and had issue:

  • Robert of Kirklands, W.S., born 5th Aug. 1758, died 6th Nov. 1812
  • James, min. of Newburn
  • John, born 16th May 1761, died 8th Dec. 1767
  • Thomas, merchant, Edinburgh, born 3rd July 1766, died 4th Oct. 1801
  • Janet, born 27th Sept. 1756, died 22nd April 1759
  • Margaret, born 2nd Oct. 1757, died 11th Jan. 1768
  • Marion, born 5th July 1771 (marr. John Gray, solicitor)."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 146-147

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Rev. James Brown's Timeline

Abercorn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
August 5, 1758
Age 34
August 27, 1758
Age 34
July 5, 1771
Age 47
May 6, 1786
Age 62
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom